Saturday, November 16, 2013

Give a Gift to RememBEAR from Build-A-Bear Workshop This Holiday Season! -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

"Give the Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE: BBW) gift of friendship this holiday season. There is something for everyone on your gift list -- including holiday favorites, new MY LITTLE PONY friends, winter-themed stuffed animals, personalized picks, gifts that give back, stocking stuffers and more. Of course, you can always give the Build-A-Bear Workshop experience with a Bear Buck$® gift card to make memories that last a lifetime."

Christmas Classics

Make everyone's season beary and bright with classic Christmas friends.

Make-your-own Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ($25) and his special friend Clarice ($25) they are sure to light up your holidays. Dress Rudolph in a holiday sweater ($8.50), red bell collar ($4), snowflake hat and scarf ($8.50), and Rudolph slippers ($6.50 per pair). Rudolph has a light up nose -- you could even say it glows! Plus, you can add the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" sound ($7) to Rudolph, Clarice or any furry friend!

Clarice has a light up heart and is ready for holiday fun in a polka dot dress ($10.50), red bell collar ($4) and red sparkle bow flats ($7.50 per pair). Together, this deer and doe duo make the perfect gift for children, and adults who are kids at heart.

At Build-A-Bear Workshop, you will find even more holiday favorites for under the tree. For the first time ever, the company will have its own version of the classic holiday tale, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Kids can cuddle up with Wishes Santa ($20) and Merry Mouse ($18) as they read "Twas the Fun Before Christmas" written by Michelle Bain (available November 1 for $3.99). The book is a great stocking stuffer and can be used as a gift card holder. It also includes holiday stickers and a bookmark.

Wishes Santa looks jolly in his signature outfit ($12.50) and hat (included), wire frame glasses ($4.50) and black rubber boots ($7.50). Add Santa's famous "Ho, Ho, Ho" sound ($5) or the holiday jingle "Up on the Housetop" ($7).

Merry Mouse is ready to nestle all snug in his bed in snowflake pajamas ($10.50) and a red Santa hat ($3.50).

Frosty the Snowman ($23) comes complete with a top hat and jolly, happy soul. Shown here in his Frosty the Snowman accessory set ($8.50). Add the song, "Frosty the Snowman" ($7) to make him really come to life.

Build-A-Bear Workshop brings the magic and friendship of MY LITTLE PONY to Guests everywhere this holiday season with make-your-own characters.

FLUTTERSHY® (available November 29), PINKIE PIE®, RAINBOW DASH®, and PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE® ($25 each) are ready for new adventures.

Personalize these pony friends with clothing and accessories to make the perfect gift. Dress them in their signature capes ($13.50) or a variety of other fashions.


Their colorful manes can be brushed, combed and braided with an exclusive rainbow hairbrush ($3.50), available only at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Winter Favorites

When you are looking for cool gifts, Build-A-Bear Workshop has you covered with winter-themed furry friends.

Pinky the Penguin ($18) is ready for snow in her pink snowflake sweater set ($12.50), white faux-fur puffer coat ($11.50), white sparkle faux-fur bow ($3) and white faux-fur boots ($9).

Pengy the Penguin ($18) is super chill in his skull sweater outfit ($12.50), blue varsity jacket ($10.50), blue newsboy hat ($5) and black canvas high-tops ($7.50).

Snowy Sparkles Bunny ($20) is ready for a fun day at the ice rink in her purple ice skater dress ($13.50) and white faux-fur trimmed ice skates ($9).

Winter White Polar Bear ($20) is ready for holiday fun in her polar ice dress ($12.50), white sparkle faux-fur bows ($3) and silver gem flats ($7.50 per pair).

Give the Build-A-Bear Workshop Experience

Too many choices to pick just one gift? Give the Build-A-Bear Workshop experience (and a memory that lasts a lifetime) with a Bear Buck$® Gift Card. Gift cards come in a variety of holiday designs and can be purchased for any amount. Each gift card purchased in-store comes in a festive mini Cub Condo® house. Gift cards are also available online, just a few clicks away from sending the bear-making experience.

Black Friday Special


Before noon on Black Friday only, stop by Build-A-Bear Workshop for limited edition Sock Monkeys, Nick & Joy. These popular friends will be two for $15 ($10 each, sold separately), while quantities last. Special Sock Monkey outfits will be sold for $6 each.

Stocking Stuffers

The build-a-bear smallfrys® collection of limited edition, small-sized, pre-stuffed pals are perfectly priced and pop easily into stockings. New for the holidays are Festive Elf, Hot Cocoa Moose, Toy Soldier and Merry Mint Pup ($10 each). Animal lovers will love finding a mini Pink Pal Hippo or Snuggly Panda ($10 each) in their stockings Christmas morning. Dress smallfrys in a variety of outfits and accessories ($7 each).

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My Thoughts:

My parents started a tradition last year with the girls, where the week before Christmas they would take them to the local Build-A-Bear Workshop and let them pick out a new plush toy to make.  Then, as they anticipate the arrival of Santa and his reindeer, the girls would have a cuddly friend to keep them company, as they wait for the big night. :-)  In addition to this holiday tradition, whenever a new plush arrives at Build-A-Bear Workshop, like the My Little Pony line, either my father or I head on over to pick one up for the girls.  I have on my calendar to order the upcoming Fluttershy My Little Pony when it becomes available to purchase online and in store the end of this month.  This pony will complete the girls' collection of My Little Pony Friends, of which they sleep with each and every night.:-)

I was recently sent the Clarice reindeer plush for the girls, and have to say that she is very stylish.  A friend of Rudolph's, Clarice arrived to our house in the signature Build-A-Bear Workshop cardboard house.  As I pulled her out of the box, the girls and I couldn't help but let out "Ohhhs" and "Ahhhs" as we saw the cute polka dot dress ($10.50), red bell collar ($4) and red sparkle bow flats ($7.50).  I don't think I could pull off this outfit, especially the bright red festive glittery shoes, but Clarice does.  Surprisingly, the girls took turns cuddling and playing with Clarice.  They had fun taking making Clarice's red heart light up.  

Like their other Build-A-Bear Workshop friends, Clarice has been played with daily since she arrived to our home.  And, the girls and Clarice are anxiously awaiting their visit with Nana and Papa before the holidays, as they want to make a Rudolph friend for her, along with Frosty the Snowman. :-)  I love how Build-A-Bear Workshop is offering this cute classic line of holiday characters, which will surely warm the hearts of children and even Build-A-Bear Workshop collectors out there this holiday season.

Why not start a fun tradition and bring your child to Build-A-Bear Workshop to personally create one of the above holiday friends?  Don't have a store near you?  Not to worry, as these and other Build-A-Bear Workshop friends can be ordered online, including their outfits and accessories, and be shipped to your door, or to the gift recipient.  How is that for convenience.  I have used ordered online a few times, and couldn't believe how quickly my order arrived at my doorstep, and how it saved me a trip to the mall.  I will see...maybe I will order the upcoming Fluttershy pony online, and save myself the headache of finding a parking spot at the mall, and dealing with long lines.  Either way, I know that the girls will enjoy the new Build-A-Bear Workshop Friends that will be welcomed into our homes, and introduced to their other stuffed animals.

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Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.